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. mitch mcconnell is sort of hiding behind maybe waiting for a phone call from joe biden. the president really doesn't have anyone who wants to move as far as he, himself, is willing to move. >> okay. another nail in the coffin. here's something else that will remain in the republican budget this year. $600 billion in tax hikes agreed to in the fiscal cliff deal. paul ryan might have voted in favor of the fiscal cliff deal. many republicans did not. take a look at how congressman jason chaffetz from utah responded to it this morning. let's watch here. another little wrinkle. >> did you vote against the fiscal cliff deal? >> yeah, i did. i tid. >> is this budget going to assume the $600 billion in new revenue in the fiscal cliff deal? >> we haven't gotten to the final product. paul has not yet released it. it potentially will. >> do you think it should? >> i want to look at it in its toel totality. look, at the end o the day you actually have to fput numbers o piece of paper and achieve balance. >> joy, david, you know this as well. republican party for years going way back to the reagan
leader mitch mcconnell who is dead set against that. that's why you set the outreach to paul ryan, the chairman of the budget committee perhaps in hopes of maybe doing an in-run around the leadership. gwen: does what happen in washington matter when it comes to wall street or when it comes to these job numbers? is washington action or inaction driving the markets at all or depressing them? >> oh, absolutely. i would say that the main reason that the stock market has had such a good strong start to the year is because washington didn't tank the economy of doing a variety of silly things like defaulting on the national debt. the absence of a negative is a positive. gwen: it goes without saying that there is a lot of distrust in washington. each side assumes that the other is acting in bad faith especially when it comes to this budget cuts we're talking about. >> the republicans are using the c.r., the continued resolution to fund the government to put in their sequester cuts. they're playing games again. >> clearly, people are tired of the political gains in this town. and they want
in kentucky, bad news for mitch mcconnell. >>> why did no one notice a big republican star quit politics today? just up and quit. was it just because he didn't explicitly say he was quitting? the end of a bright, shining republican political career is in tonight's rewrite. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! a confident retirement. those dreams have taken a beating lately. but no way we're going to let them die. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help keep your dreams alive like they helped millions of others. by listening. planning. working one on one. that's what ameriprise financial does. and that's what they can do with you. that's how ameriprise puts more within reach. ♪ that's how ameriprise puts more within reach. with an intuitive motion activated lid and seat,ad bold makes sure you'll never have to ask him again. >>> ashley judd is closer to running. and today, a big star republican, joint star republican dropped out
us. >>> coming up, ashley judd is close toer running for senate in kentucky, bad news for mitch mcconnell. >>> why did no one notice a big republican star quit politics today? just up and quit. was it just because he didn't explicitly say he was quitting? the end of a bright, shining republican political career is in tonight's rihanna rewrite. al hair removal can be costly. challenge that with olay facial hair removal duos for fine or coarse hair. first a pre-treatment balm then the effective cream. for gentle hair removal at far less than salon prices. there's no place like home. for gentle hair removal at far less than salon prices. the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. . >>> ashley judd is close toer running. and today, a big star republican, joint star republican dropped out of politics fo
judd is ready for a kentucky clash with mitch mcconnell. their bluegrass battle would surely take center stage for 2014. >>> good morning from the biltmore hotel in miami, florida. it's monday, march 11, 2013 and this is "the daily rundown." now, here's chuck todd. >> man. thanks to lonnie there at the beautiful built more down in miami. how i wish i could have ever stayed there keep those morning greetings coming. now get to my first reads of the morning. >>> house republicans and senate democrats are going to be rolling out dueling budgets this week that set text tax and spending targets the next fiscal year and represent very different approach toes the role of the government. meanwhile, hoping to improve the odds of a big deficit reduction deal, the president continues his charm offensive, heading to capitol hill three different times this week. tuesday, the president will meet with senate democrats. wednesday, it's house republicans. and on thursday, he will meet with the folks out of power, senate republicans and house democrats in back-to-back meetings. tomorrow, house budg
is the president is trying to get around the far right because the far right basically has to control mitch mcconnell, primary him out of kentucky or certainly boehner, who needs their votes to say speaker. he's going around as you were saying, basically cherry-picking, looking for republicans that will deal with him. one of those persons cherry-picked, lindsey graham, who basically put together the dinner is already being threatened in the last hours of the week with a big primary challenge because he was out there subbing with the president the great new hero of the right wing, rand paul, fighting with the filibuster. >> that's what is so great about the republican party now, one thing people miss about the sequester is the 50% of it is defense cuts. this republican party has decided to put cutting the deficit in front of keep piling money into defense. that's the real lindsey graham/rand paul divide. and that's why in some ways democrats can't say this but they're actually quietly ok with the sequester. what it does is it cuts defense in a way -- the political process would not be able t
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boehner or mitch mcconnell. both men said we want this to happen to the regular order. they say, okay, we're going to let this happen through the regular congressional process and the president can intervene at key times in order to try to bridge that gap. you know, we'll see what happens because if you took a heavier hand, that could also backfire, too. because a lot of republicans don't really want to work with the president that closely. it's a difficult job managing congress, especially on an issue as tricky as this. >> well, speaking of messaging, here's what the president said when he was asked about why his budget, which is coming out two months late, won't be balanced. >> we're not going tole ba to balance the budget in ten years because if you look at what paul ryan says we have to do to balance the budget is you have to voucherize medicare, is slash deeply into programs like medicaid. my position is not to chase a budget forsake of a balance. >> is this the dance or the president's bottom line? >> i think this is the president's bottom line. if you look at patty murray's budget,
today" -- let's listen to senator mitch mcconnell, the leader of republicans on the senate side, reacting to what he expected the democratic budget to look like. [video clip] >> given what we have heard about the budget so far, it is obvious why they refused to release 1 for so many years. we hear that it will not prevent medicare from going bankrupt. we hear that it contains yet more wasteful "stimulus" spending. spending that turns out to be a lot more effective at generating jokes for late-night comedians than jobs. in order to finance more spending, we hear that it relies on more than $1 trillion in new taxes. that includes on the middle class. remember, washington democrats already got more than $600 billion in taxes this year. so where is the new revenue going to? come to charities? the home mortgage interest deduction? will they go on after families and small businesses against? -- again? their budget will never balance, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. host: senator mitch mcconnell on the senate floor yesterday. on facebook -- and peter says -- let's go to chicago, ind
who? who's he trashing? >> take your pick, mitch mcconnell, mitt romney. >> john mccain. >> john mccain is who he's -- >> look at the division here. >> wait a minute. get to this point. let's let him have his point. here's the guy, new voice of the republican party, he and the guy from texas, ted cruz, trashing all the people that have been there before him. >> right. he's out there saying we need new ideas. what is the new idea? it's liberty. marco rubio says we have good ideas. what's the good idea? america. this is the big debate in the party. liberty versus america. >> don't the democrats have america, too? >> where are they going with this? >> they have liberty. >> is it liberty or is it america? i'm so confused. >> there is a split. rand paul says we need more ideas and need to be more libertarian and less interventionist. okay, just his basic themes. marco rubio says we don't need to change anything except the candidates. we need to have candidates who better articulate what we've been saying all along. that's going to be the fight in the party. >> when you get your butt kick
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. that is something that both mitch mcconnell and john boehner has said. if the president moves even further in that direction, even further toward paul ryan, will they give anything on taxes from some of the more powerful members of the republican conference? right now there is no indication they will. i think it will be very, very hard in order to get a grand bargain, despite all this renewed optimism in washington. >> i agree with you. if the president has to go further on entitlements than he has already signaled he is willing to go, i don't think it can happen. talk about mitch mcconnell's role in all of this. the president obviously had dinner with 12 republican senators last week. the bottom line is there will have to be some deal with leadership, meanwhile, mitch mcconnell is up for re-election. he is facing pressure from the left and the right. he is concerned about shoring up his right flank. does that make things more complicated in terms of striking a deal? >> i think that you've seen mitch mcconnell take an increasingly tough line against taxes. he was the architect of the fisca
pitting the actress depends the unpopular senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. susan, would it be good for mitch mcconnell if she jumped into the race, if judd got in? >> it's hard to tell right now, because she does have to define herself. we will probably see a decision sooner rather than later. she has taken some tough positions. being a liberal in kentucky is not a good thing. being against coal mining in kentucky, again, not a good thing. so while she has a high name i.d. because she is, in fact, a celebrity she has a lot to overcome. not to say mitchell mcconnell in any great shape. >> that is true. the director of the campaign committee said they are not settled on ashley judd. would be it good to go with a more seasoned candidate? >> no. you need some star power and firing of the imagination. you can't judd a book by its cover. she has deep roots in hollywood. perhaps more than in kentucky's local municipalities. but she brings that kind of star power. she is able to leverage that enormous fame of hers to the advantage of people who are there. you got a democratic governor and
for senate against mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader. >> looks likes she's all systems go for running for senate in kentucky. she's talking to folks in washington and in kentucky about it. acting like a candidate in waiting. >> reporter: no question that she's tough, as i found last year. >> i can wear the t-shirt that says, i do my own stunts. >> reporter: nice. do you thing you have learned enough about fighting now that you could mess somebody up for real if you had to. >> i know i could. >> reporter: she showed me how to throw a hollywood punch. so you hit me, for the record. >> i did. i did. >> reporter: so why would judd throw herself into what would surely be a knock-down, drag-out political fight? she largely walked away from acting in the last decade after being treated for severe depression. after a turbulent childhood after being abused by family member and deeply lonely. >> i said i'm so tired of holding in all this pain. >> reporter: after treatment, she threw herself into charity work around the world, got an advanced degree at harvard, dipped her toe back in
the chair but house budget committee congressman paul ryan. senator mitch mcconnell. donald trump. mitt romney midday. tonight, remarks by potential 2016 presidential candidate, former governor jeb bush. the president travels to illinois today to talk about energy development. yesterday concluded three days of visits to capitol hill as he wrapped up meetings with all four party caucuses. for the first time in four years, senate democrats have come up with a budget outline. some of the stories we will talk about on this friday morning, march 15. our phone lines are open. you can also join us on our facebook page. you have been weighing in already. you can contact us on facebook or send us a tweet. a story from the hill newspaper focusing on the senate and its budget panel approved in the first senate blueprint in four years. the store is available online. here are the details. there's this editorial from the wall street journal, replacing max baucus, a look at some of the key moderate senate democrats on the budget issue. senate democrats have released their first budget in four years. t
. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. >> moments ago, senator mitch mcconnell on the floor of the senate called out the president of the united states of america. mitch mcconnell wants the president to submit his budget now. as you may know, the president has delayed that budget. mitch mcconnell says get it over here, get it over here now so both sides can take a good look at it. quit the delay. it just happened. let's go to charles because he's got making money with westport innovations. charles: before i dd that, mlmx had thursday mornings up. and thursday morning 19% in three days, i've got to take it. stuart: and what do they do. charles: an israeli company. stuart: recommended it. charles: thursday morning. stuart: up 19%. charles: thursday morning. stuart: basically beating your chest and saying look it. sandra: anybody who bought it, take your profit. charles: and i don't what the news. stuart: west port thing. charles: it's liquid natural gas play again. again, another extraordinarily volatile stock and a joint venture with cummings engine and people think that mayb
of shall we say the golden rls? the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says they do. let's discuss what's going on in our strategy session. joining us the democratic strategist donna brazill. the republican strategist anna navarro both cnn political contributors. here is the republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell. here is the sound bite. don't tell me democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a re-run of "the golden girls." you know, we got rand paul, marco rubio, paul ryan, and a slew of smart, young, and energetic governors ready to take america into the future. and the other guys got hillary and joe biden. >> he's laughing but does he have a point? >> absolutely not. first of all the theme of that wonderful sitcom was thank you for being a friend. mitch mcconnell will take miami because as you well know that is where the tv series was based. we'll take the senior vote, women's vote. but you know what? mitch mcconnell is running scared so trying to make it up as he goes along. >> he may have his own problems getti
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ever. mitch mcconnell announced today it's very first amendment to the continuing resolution that is keeping the government afloat is to delay the implementation of obama-care, here we go again. it's not just obama-care that republicans are going after mcdonnell is vowing to dismantle the president's new financial regulation. he's leading a group of 43 republican senators to block the nomination of the head of financial protection bureau. yet today here the republicans were nothing but nice. >> i will compliment you. you have done a wonderful job in carrying out your duties. >> michael: sweet words dripping with absolute insincerity. republicans have been fighting against the agency since elizabeth warren first created it. even so the agency has made huge strides like levying $70 million in fines for abusive financial practices. but that's exactly why republicans backed by big banks oppose it, and why they oppose liz warren. the 43 senators blocking the nomination has received $143 million in campaign contributions from the finance insurance and real estate sector. today eliz
-old ashley judd has decided she's definitely going to be running against senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. i understand you just got back from louisville. >> what i can tell you is that she has told several key people that she's in and that she will announce sometime in and around derby, which is the kentucky derby, which is the first saturday in may, i'm guessing late april leading up to the derby, maybe up to the beginning of may. the attention of the country on louisville at that time. she'll make a big play. that's what she's told people, that she's in. >> how has she gone about laying the groundwork? >> she's being very methodical. she sat down with kirsten jigil brandt gillibrand from new york. she's talking to a lot of different media people who might help her. the name i hear is j.b. porschp. she's been working close with emily's list. my sense of it and the reporting i did is she decided she wanted to get into politics around the time she went up to har vrd to get a graduate degree in public administration in 2009. this is something she thinks is in her blood and something she th
, against mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader. >> ashley judd looks like she's all systems go for running for senate in kentucky. she's acting like a candidate in waiting. she's talking to folks in washington and in kentucky about it. >> reporter: it would be a bruting race. but there's no question, ashley judd is pretty tough, as i found when i interviewed her last year. >> i can wear the t-shirt that says, i do my own stunts. >> reporter: nice. >> no! >> reporter: do you think you have learned enough about fighting now that you could mess somebody up for real if you had to? >> i absolutely know i could. now you tush -- turn. >> reporter: she showed me how to throw a hollywood punch. so you hit me, for the record. >> i did. i did. >> reporter: so why would judd who was once one of the highest paid actresses in hollywood, though herself into what would surely be a knock-down, drag-out political fight? she largely walked away from acting in the early part of the last decade after being treated for severe depression, the result, she said, of a turbulent childhood, during which s
budget proposal before the senate and the house present there's. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell seizing the opportunity to point out that this year will be the first time in 92 years that the president's budgets submission does not begin the process. >> given the fact that we are going into the budget week with both the democrats and republicans, basically laying out their budget will be on the floor of the house and senate next week, it is noteworthy to point out this is the first time in 90 years that the president's budget will actually come up after both the house and senate have voted. i hope that is not a reflection of a llck of seriousness, but it is beyond party. lou: house budget committee chairman paul ryan wrote of "wall street journal" op-ed today, laying out the republican 2014 budget plan. the right approach slices more than four and a half trillion dollars in spending and balance the budget within a decade and cuts tax rates while doing so. and it eliminates obamacare saving almost $2 trillion. that is not unlikely event. about as unlikely, in fact, as the democra
up on capitol hill first he met with the senate republicans after which even mitch mcconnell said that it was a good exchange and a good meeting. and then the president met with house democrats, assuring them that he was not going to make any severe cuts to medicare or to social security or to medicaid. across the river ctac is underway. yesterday's speeches by rand paul who said the party needs a big shake-up and marco rubio who said we don't need any new ideas as republicans. we'll cover did it all right here next on current tv. [ music ] billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this gu
something they haven't done in four years. >>> plus, signs senate leader mitch mcconnell may be afraid of ashley judd, a golfer swallowed by this sinkhole and financial hackers have messed with the wrong people. beware, president obama son your case. good morning. the cardinals are inside the sistine chapel for a second day of voting. members of the faithful are gathering in st. peter's square while cardinals are planning to go through four ballots today. tuesday's voting yielded black smoke. nbc is at the vatican this morning for. have they started voting yet? >> marra, we believe they are. they have started vote org about to vote. we were told every morning at 4:30 eastern, they will get into the sistine chapel from their residence where they sleep overnight inside the vatican walls to cast first ballots. how is that going to work? they can cast two ballots in the morning and two in the afternoon. if the first ballot is successful, then we should expect some white smoke to come out of that chimney or the famous chimney at about 5:30 eastern. well, if they have to go to the second bal
in the ring to challenge kentucky senator, mitch mcconnell. >>> things aren't getting any easier for the u.s. relationship with afghanistan after they accused the american government of. working with the taliban. hamid karzai says a pair of bombings were, quote, in service of america suggesting the violence was made at convincing the people that international services were needed z beyond the 2014 withdrawal. the comments coincided with defense secretary chuck hagel's first trip to afghanistan since being appointed to the job. >> the united states was unilaterally working with the taliban in trying to negotiate anything. the fact is any prospect for peace or political settlement, that has to be led by the afghans. i've always believed that it is wise for nations to engage and to reach out. that does not mean that you are going to negotiate, we may never get to that point. i think it's far more preferable than war. >> nbc's mike taibbi is reporting. >> reporter: that's his first trip to afghanistan. there was supposed to be a joint press conference with karzai and chuck hagel, that never ha
mitch mcconnell was the loudest voice on this is aing that the president hadn't been speaking to him at all. now they're all getting a voice at the table and perhaps there's compromise to be had. >> i want to bring in kristen welker. i did want to ask you quickly, what do we know about the conversation at that dinner? what did the president and what did those senators sit around the table and talk about? >> well, craig, the white house and folks on the hill are keeping most of the details under wraps, but i can tell you that they said that the majority of the conversation was focused on deficit reduction and the president really laying out what he is putting on the table, making it clear that he is willing to reform entitlements. some people saying that they hadn't been aware of the fact that he was willing, for example, to put means testing on the table and those types of things. so really, both sides staking out where they stand on these issues and talking about the sequester. how can they at this point mitigate some of the impacts of the sequester and one important point about the
. >> senator johnson's leader, mitch mcconnell says the revenue question is settled, settled in the fiscal cliff, so no more revenues. i don't know what you compromise about. the charm offensive, one night dining together at the jefferson hotel follows a long period in which the president has said republicans don't just have bad policies, they're bad people that have bad policies. >> right. >> and it's hard to undo that in a night. he needs five senators, that's basically what he needs to do. you need five justices to get something done in the supreme court. he needs five republicans to come over to get to 60 with the 55 democrats. i think it's unlikely. >> go ahead. >> he needs five more than that. he has to bring the house along, as well. so this has got to be a bicameral, this has got to be a robust process and, again, you have to take that first step and the president did that i think republicans reciprocated. >> if the president lays out more far-reaching entitlement reforms on medicare, for example, will democrats in the house follow him? >> well, i think what needs to happen, the pr
on the floor to voice their support. most were newcomers, new faces. mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader, also joibed. what we saw was a huge response from the conservative grass roots supporting rand paul on twitter. we saw the conservative drudge report calling mccain an old bull, you know, freedom works is calling on mccain to apologize to rand paul. so i would say this raises a really important question. what is the gop establishment? maverick john mccain might have been on the wrong side of this one. >> interesting. i'll stay with you as we switch gears here. we're going to take a bit from the president's weekly address talking about his gop meeting. >> earlier this week, for example, i met with some republican senators to see there were smarter ways to grow our economy and reduce our deficits than the arbitrary cuts and the so-called sequester that recently went into place. we had an open and honest conversation about critical issues like immigration reform and gun violence and other areas where we can work together to move this country forward. >> so, there appears to be so
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up the switch boards even as i speak. that kind of edge must be what mitch mcconnell was talking about when he joked about the gop contrast to the next round of democratic presidential hopefuls. >> don't tell me democrats are the party or the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of the "golden girls." >> now it's good to see mitch mcconnell looking so pleased with himself, but it's worth remembering that the "golden girls" was immensely popular, rated in the top ten for six of its seven seasons. never mind. republicans do deserve a good laugh and the jokes today for plentiful. for example, donald trump. >> i've made over $8 billion. the opec nations, they're all friends of mine, i know them all, they think we are the stupidest people on earth. why aren't we letting people in from europe? now, i'd buy all my televisions from south korea. you see these guys -- you see these guys on television. they can't buy a clean shirt. and they're saying, donald trump he's nothing. >> oh, mr. trump, i would never say you are nothing. you are quite so
's considered an uphill climb in the decidedly red state of kentucky. mitch mcconnell is the senate minority leader, current holder of the seat. both candidates would have access to big funding. mcconnell is up for re-election in 2014. >>> caroline kennedy will award the jfk profile in courage award to former congresswoman gabby giffords, the survivor of gun violence, mass shooting in tucson, arizona back in 2011. the ceremony is may 5th. >>> a jury in los angeles today awarded $8.3 million to a man who accused a subsidiary of johnson & johnson of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that was later recalled. it was the first of an avalanche of lawsuits. there are nearly 11,000 similar cases involving this implant, which was pulled from the market two years ago now. jurors found that the all-metal asrxl implant was defectively designed and caused metal poisoning and other ailments. >>> more trouble on a cruise ship. 108 people came down with the norovirus during a caribbean cruise that became something of a gastrointestinal nightmare. tonight, the royal caribbean "vision of the seas" is d
of republican mitch mcconnell. >> she's seriously considering a race for the united states senate. >> reporter: sources tell abc news judd, a loyal obama supporter and international humanitarian, is eager to take her activism to a new level, challenging one of the country's most powerful senators. in the reliably red state of kentucky. >> i actually can wear the t-shirt that says, i do my own stunts. >> reporter: stunt or not, republicans say they'll take a judd candidacy in stride. >> the left is fully engaged down here in kentucky. they would love to take down the republican leader of the senate. we'll be ready for them. >> reporter: if she does run, she'll have advantages. name recognition, plenty of cash, and a reputation as a die hard university of kentucky basketball fan. >> in a celebrity-driven culture, a celebrity can occasionally eclipse a lifetime legislator. >> reporter: her views on the coal sfri, major kentucky employer, could hurt her. ads point out a potentially bigger hurdle. judd doesn't even live in the state she wants to represent. >> and it just clicked, tennessee is home.
prison last week. >>> signs kentucky senator mitch mcconnell is apparently concerned about a political battle with ashley judd. the minority leader is spending six figures on a new tv ad targeting the actress even before she's entered the race. and 18 months before voters go to the polls. >>> attention, doctors and patients of the popular antibiotic known as zithromax or the z-pack. the fda says the drug can cause rare but deadly heart rhythms in some patients. >>> the man accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 in colorado will stand trial later this summer. a bearded james holmes was back in court tuesday. >>> the archdiocese of l. archgts hasl.a. has agreed to pay $10 million. records show that in 1986, baker confessed to cardinal roger mahoney that he was molesting boys. mahoney sent him for treatment and put him back in ministry where baker molested again. >>> and the mississippi legislature has passed what is being called the anti-bloomberg bill. it bans cities and towns from implementing rules requiring limits to food portion size. it also prevents restaurants from posting calorie
of '67. on the senator floor today his colleague mitch mcconnell paid tribute to the former naval aviator and thanked him for his continued service. >>> you may have heard the headline from a new study on breast cancer making the rounds today. the news from it was scary. radiation therapy to treat cancer may lead to an increased risk in heart disease. but the fine print is crucial here. tonight, our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman has an update, having looked at all the data. >> good evening, brian. women undergoing breast cancer treatment today need to know that the technology has evolved significantly since this study started back in 1958. doctors say it's not just the doses of radiation that are different now, but more important, how precise they are. radiation oncologists now have pinpoint accurate techniques that minimize or almost completely avoid the heart, reducing the chance for damage while still irradiating the breast tumor. we have come a long way in breast cancer radiation treatments and women should be reassured. but today's take home is that cancer patients have t
breaker for republicans. republican leader mitch mcconnell put responsibility back on the president. >> his job is to deliver the members of his party. >> reporter: for now lawmakers appear no closer to a deal but they are more optimistic about the possibility of compromise. today president obama is taking a break from budget talks and traveling to illinois. he'll be focusing on another of his big priorities, alternative energy. richard? >> putting those walking shoes on the side after a very busy couple of days for the president. thank you, danielle. >>> a fiery exchange between dianne feinstein and texas's senator, ted cruz. during a senate judiciary committee on banning assault-style weapons, cruz who opposes any weapons ban, questioned the constitutionality of the bill. a sharp clash resulted between feinstein and the tea party freshman. >> namely, would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> l
long. mitch mcconnell put out it's up to 20,000 pages. what else do we know that is going to be in there soon? >> there is a lot we don't know, eric. you are absolutely right. its bureaucrat's dream to enforce all this stuff. to the point made earlier, when you said that we are paying for it anyway, it's not really true. there are people that are unable to prove their citizenship and they are going to get free healthcare who are citizens that don't have to prove it and forced to pay for it. it's not true that that is going to happen that way. it's not a wash. we're paying 2.3% already on medical devices. there are some companies that are being very smart about this by breaking it out on your ticket so you see with their sales tax, you will see your 2.3% medical device tax. you see it there. that is the best way to publicize all of this is to get it out in the open. get rid of all of that so the public can see what they are paying. >> eric: you pointed out the promises of lower premiums and premiums went up. what about president obama's promise it won't add a single dime to
power. wait a minute, is that mitch mcconnell? >> first let me thank him for his courage and conviction, the administration should answer a question does the administration take the view that a drone stroke against a u.s. zen on u.s. soil would be an appropriate use of that weapon. >> jon: simmer down turtle man. [ laughter ] i don't think drone strikes -- [laughter] er? [laughter] let me tell you something about the other senators. the other senators are reetionent additions to the senate so i don't mind them jumping into paul's filibuster but you don't get to jump in on the concern that the executive branch might be trampling the criewtion train. as i remember the habeas corpus see if you can get the president to sign off on wiretapping i believe your response to that was -- yeah. [ laughter ] back to senator paul, it was a thoroughly entertaining display of moral fortitude which sadly come to an end that all filibusters must. >> i would go for another 12 hours to broke storm's record but there are limits to filibustering and i'm going have to take care of one of those in a few minute
the political spectrum from jon stewart to mitch mcconnell, from the aclu, to ted cruise, his filibuster made for some strange bed follows. but, of course, not everybody was happy. is that snarkers calling paul's stance weird and crazy. but what's surprising is that two g.o.p. senators lindsey graham and john mccain launched their own drone strike against paul. >> we have done, i think, a disservice to a lot of americans by making them believe that somehow they are in danger from their government. they are not. i don't think what happened yesterday is helpful to the american people. what we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those critics who say that the rules of the senate are being abused. i hope that my colleagues on this side of the aisle will take that into consideration. >> to take this debate into the absurd is what i object to. >> laura: now, don't get me wrong. they have the right to disagree with paul and the majority of g.o.p. senators who stood with him. but, given that the filibuster lasted 13 hours, why didn't either of them have the moxxy to debate their colleague fa
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